Surgical Removal of Necrosed Venom Gland in Indian Spectacled Cobra (Naja naja)- A Case Report

Rohit RAJ, Prasenjit MUKHERJEE, Shubhamitra CHAUDHURI, Siddhartha BASU, Uttam DATTA


An Indian spectacled cobra (Naja naja) with necrosed venom gland along with soft tissue mass was successfully removed surgically under general anesthesia by ketamine hydrochloride (50 mg/kg). Post operative care and management were performed by keeping the animal in captivity. Inj. Enrofloxacin® (10mg/kg) and Inj. Meloxicam® (0.2mg/kg) were administered post operatively. The snake was set free in the wild after complete recovery.


snake; Indian cobra; necrosed venom gland; surgical excision

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